Olowu to AI,ICC: Our Military deserves Commendation Not Destructive Critique

 The Olowu of Kuta, His Royal Highness Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama, has chided the Amnesty International and International Criminal Court for accusing our military of murder inspite of their efforts to restore normalcy to the north east of the country that is being ravaged by Boko Haram.

Addressing a world press conference at his palace on Thursday, Oba Oyelude, said the army deserved commendation and not destructive critiques for its efforts in the north east despite daunting challenges.

In an address titled Support Nigeria ARMY…Our ARMY…., the monarch said the time has come to appreciate the army for doing us proud, instead of putting them down through unwholesome critique.

“To say the Nigeria Army is guilty of murder pursuant to article 8(2)(c)(i); torture, cruelty, outrages upon personal dignity and intentionally directing attacks against civilians just exposed how far away from reality the ICC is”. He said.

“It is curious to know that till date, the ICC which is quick and very proactive to highlight and prosecute crime against humanity in third war countries lost its voice over the wrong invasion of Iraq in 2003 for search and deactivation of weapon of mass destruction which is yet to be found. 
This invasion of Iraq left many Iraqis dead and Iraq plundered.

“The Amnesty international/ICC till date is yet to find its voice of the continuous occupation and provocation of Palestinians in Gaza by Israel.

“The Amnesty international/ICC till date is yet to declare either the military or government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia guilty of War Crimes against humanity with its actions on Yemen which according to United Nations and other sources has it that from March 2015 to December 2017, 8,670–13,600 people have been killed in Yemen, including more than 5,200 civilians, as well as estimates of more than 50,000 dead as a result of a ongoing famine due to the war.

“I implore all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliations or convictions to come together and resist this cheap blackmail against our Army.” The statement read.

Below is the full statement.

A text of the speech of Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama at the World Press Conference in….

Protocol,
I welcome you all to this World Press Conference on this day December 13
At the Royal palace of Olowu kingom kuta, chiarman council of owu Obas and chifes,
TAG Support Nigeria ARMY,,,, Our ARMY…

While not being unmindful of that, I am of the humble opinion that the submission by Amnesty international to the ICC on the Nigerian Army is destabilizing, injurious and defamatory.

To say the Nigeria Army guilty of murder pursuant to article 8(2)(c)(i); torture, cruelty, outrages upon personal dignity and intentionally directing attacks against civilians just exposed how far away from reality the ICC is.

It is curious to know that till date, the ICC which is quick and very proactive to highlight and prosecute crime against humanity in third war countries lost its voice over the wrong invasion of Iraq in 2003 for search and deactivation of weapon of mass destruction which is yet to be found.
This invasion of Iraq left many Iraqis dead and Iraq plundered.

The Amnesty international/ICC till date is yet to find its voice of the continuous occupation and provocation of Palestinians in Gaza by Israel.

The Amnesty international/ICC till date is yet to declare either the military or government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia guilty of War Crimes against humanity with its actions on Yemen which according to United Nations and other sources has it that from March 2015 to December 2017, 8,670–13,600 people have been killed in Yemen, including more than 5,200 civilians, as well as estimates of more than 50,000 dead as a result of a ongoing famine due to the war.

I implore all Nigerians irrespective of political affiliations or convictions to come together and resist this cheap blackmail against our Army.

At this critical time in our nation’s history, I consider it mischievous and malicious the timing of the release of the said report, and the Usual double Standard of the So Called Amnesty international in demoralizing our Patriotic ARMY,

We were thrown into mourning some weeks ago, when our soldiers were slaughtered by insurgents. This resulted in low morale among troops and one must acknowledge efforts put in place by the present administration and previous ones in motivating the Army.

I believe the only way to go is for Nigerians in a rare show of PATRIOTISM is to reject this assertion and keep supporting the ongoing efforts of the present government through the Army is protecting the integrity and sanctity of our sovereignty.
I Call on all Patriotic Nigerians to Raise against the agent of Colonialism under the disguise of Human Right organization , Because thier usual Numerous activities has always been injurious to our fighting force, Nigeria ARMY is your national pride.
Long Live the Nigeria Army
Long Live Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Thank You and God Bless you all.

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